Hidalgo County kidnapping victims escapes from captors

Victim: Pedro Borjas

A man kidnapped at gunpoint last week was found alive after he escaped his captors early Monday morning.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino told Action 4 News that the victim, Juan Pedro Borjas, was found this morning after 7:30 a.m. by an Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District police officer.

Sheriff Trevino said Borjas appears to be in good health.

Borjas was kidnapped on February 11th at the 8600 block of Mile 6 West just north of Weslaco.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Office deputies said witnesses reported seeing two men, armed with rifles, arguing with Borjas later Tuesday evening.

Borjas was then forced into a four-door Black Dodge pick-up truck before the driver sped away.

Shortly after the kidnapping, investigators said Borjas called his wife notifying her that he was being held for ransom.

The ransom was not paid and a warrant was issued for one of the suspected kidnappers, who was identified as 35-year-old Jose Juan Mendoza.

No arrests have been made but investigators are working to identify the second kidnapper, a motive and the location where Borjas was being held.